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Cassie Miller

Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

Some handy tips for fending off cabin fever | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 23, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Cabin fever season is here, and during a pandemic, no less. To combat the winter blues, I made a short list of things to do and places to go across the state that could help fend off cabin fever this weekend. A change in scenery Check out local markets: The Easton Public Market will […]

In a week of changes, Pa. remains uncertain about census data

By: - January 23, 2021

On Monday, with just two days left in the Trump presidency, former Census Director and Trump appointee Steven Dillingham resigned, leaving Acting Director Ron Jarmin to take the reins under the new administration, and adding to the uncertainty of when the first state population counts would be available. 

Report ranks states for racial integration and progress. How did Pa. do? | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 18, 2021

The analysis ranked the states based on two measures - racial integration and racial progress using four key areas (employment and wealth, education, social and civic engagement and health) and 21 metrics relevant to those four key areas. 

MLK Day of Service takes a new form amid pandemic | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 16, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. On Monday, Jan. 18. we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of community service and giving back. While we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the ways in which we volunteer and serve our communities has had to adapt to the changes, as well. For those interested, there are in-person […]

Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19

By: - January 15, 2021

Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms. 

Waiver allowing Pa. pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines depends on longevity of Wolf’s disaster declaration

By: - January 14, 2021

The temporary waiver, approved by Gov. Tom Wolf, adds state-licensed pharmacists to the list of healthcare professionals who can administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order. 

Third time’s the charm? Census count deadline moves … again

By: - January 12, 2021

The new projected reporting date of March 6 is nearly a month after the Feb. 9 projected date offered by the Bureau to a federal judge last week. 

Levine: 138k doses of COVID-19 vaccine, provider map for health care workers, expected this week

By: - January 11, 2021

The news of more doses comes as the state recorded 12,844 new positive cases over the weekend, bringing the statewide total to 726,154. Since March, there have been 17,853 deaths attributed to COVID-19 statewide. 

Pa. Capitol Complex security increased following violence in D.C.

By: - January 11, 2021

 The Capitol building has been closed to visitors since Dec. 3 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa. sees a revenue boost in 2020 year-end collections | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 11, 2021

Pennsylvania collected $3.7 billion in general fund revenue last month, 14.5 percent higher than anticipated, according to Pennsylvania Department of Revenue data. 

It’s a very different Farm Show week | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 9, 2021

Saturday, Jan,. 9 kicks off the first-ever virtual farm show in the exposition's 105-year history.

How Pa.’s congressional delegation voted on objections to electoral vote count

By: - January 7, 2021

Due to violence in the nation’s capital Wednesday, Congress was delayed into the early hours of Thursday morning when it ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory 306-232.